Eat & Drink

The Zombie Apocalyse has reached Dublin, and it’s terrifyingly tasty.  The Exchequer D2 and Wine Bar have created a cocktail that could even tempt the undead away from feasting on “braaains” this Halloween. Available for a limited time only, “The Zombie Apocalyse” includes a 4 rum blend, maraschino liqueur, absinthe...

To celebrate the 100th birthday of Roald Dahl, Platform 61 will be hosting a brunch in honour of the Welsh born author, in the intimate surroundings of one of Dublin’s best kept secrets. Saturday 5th of November will see the South William street restaurant mark the famed author’s birthday with a brunch inspired by...

By Charlotte Okonji Last Wednesday, 28th of September, saw Guinness’s Open Gate Brewery throw open its doors to announce a 2-day celebration in honour of Oktoberfest. I was lucky enough to be there to get taste of what’s on offer. Located on Thomas Street, the Open Gate Brewery opened last year to rave reviews,...

Discover that there’s more to the Burren than just rocks and school trips at the 2016 Burren Food Fayre. The October bank holiday weekend will see the 5th annual Burren Food Fayre, set against the stunning backdrop of the County Clare countryside, showcasing the culinary heritage of the region. Long renowned for its...

  Have you been staring in confusion at the hordes of youngsters in Lederhosen who seem to have descended on our fair city in recent days? Before you put it down to the latest incarnation of the hipster, let me remind you that the greatest festival known to humanity, Oktoberfest, the organised worship of beer and...

Do you know your Disco from your Doo-Wop? How about your Rap from your Ragtime? Or do you think that Bluegrass is interchangeable with lemongrass? Either way, if you want to explore the musical peaks and valleys of the good ‘ol US of A, then Leeson Streets East Side Tavern is just the place to do that. Starting...

The Smithfield & Stoneybatter Food In the City Festival is back for another round of food and drink, street performances and great music in the heart of Dublin’s historic foodie district.   The second annual Smithfield & Stoneybatter Food In the City Festival is set to take place on Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday...

  North of the border, Armagh is the only place to be from the 5th to the 9th of October when Northern Ireland’s only food and cider festival returns for its second year. Sound promising? Then read on….   Fun fact of the day: it takes approximately 9 kg of apples to make 5 litres of cider. Given the amount of cider...

By Charlotte Okonji The success of the recent celebration of all things veggie at Dublin’s VegFest, shows that not only are more and more people embracing a vegan lifestyle, but that choosing the veggie path doesn’t have to mean a strict diet of watercress and boiled spuds. Confirmed vegans, the newly converted, and...

  Fancy a dining experience like no other? From the 6th to the 13th November, The National Council for the Blind and the Restaurants Association of Ireland will play host to an estimated 8,000 blindfolded diners in more than 200 restaurants across the country. With all funds raised going to the NCB, this promises to...